MSI X299 SLI Plus Intel X-Series Motherboard Review

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MSI X299 SLI Plus Intel X-Series Motherboard Review

MSI X299 SLI Plus

If you’re a fan of MSI motherboards, then you’re likely familiar with their SLI Plus series. These motherboards come packed full of many of the high-end features you would want from an enthusiast system. Of course, as the name suggests, they come with a focus on dual-GPU configurations, offering plenty of room for a pair of the thickest gaming or workstation cards on the market.

Of course, GPU’s aren’t the only high-end hardware supported. This motherboard offers up support for the latest X-Series processors from Intel, including their flagship i9 hardware. Quad-channel memory, multiple M.2 drivers, robust storage connections and so much more should ensure your next gaming or workstation system offers up incredible performance.

MSI X299 SLI Plus Intel X-Series Motherboard Review


  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for LGA2066 Socket
  • Support Quad Channel DDR4-4133(OC)+, Dual Channel DDR4-4500(OC)+
  • Dual Intel® LAN: The best solution for both Intranet and Internet through hardware design and bandwidth management offering the lowest latency.
  • M.2 SHIELD: Keep M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run cooler & faster.
  • DDR4 BOOST: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost.
  • Designed for Extreme Performance: TURBO SOCKET with OC Genie 4, DIGITALL POWER Design
  • Lightning Fast Experience: TWIN TURBO M.2 and Intel® Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2
  • MYSTIC LIGHT: 7 mixed color schemes / 8 LED effects controlled in one click
  • SYSTEM SAVER: 3 easy-to-use options to successfully boot your system again.
  • AUDIO BOOST 4: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive audio experience
  • MULTI-GPU: With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots. Supports 3-way NVIDIA SLI™ / AMD Crossfire™
  • VR READY: Best virtual reality experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
  • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot

MSI X299 SLI Plus Intel X-Series Motherboard Review

Making Your Life Easier is our Business

“Combining quality you can rely on with top performance and clever business solutions are key aspects of the MSI PRO SERIES motherboards. Engineered to gratify even the most demanding professional, these motherboards will fit in any PC. Making your life easier and supporting your business with super stable, reliable and long-lasting top performance.” – MSI

Motherboard Overview

Equipped with high-end features and flawless design, the SLI Plus is certainly an attractive solution. You’ll find reinforced hardware with chunky heat sinks, PCIe Armour, M.2 Shield and more. Of course, that’s all backed up with Audio Boost 4, delivering 120 dB  SNR 32-bit audio, Dual Intel LAN, BIOS Flashback+ and other value adding features.

MSI X299 SLI Plus Intel X-Series Motherboard Review

Included Extras

Included in the box, you’ll find a few extra cables, the software disc, motherboard backplate, and SLI bridge, and all the usual documentation. Nothing too complex, but it’s everything you need to get going.

MSI X299 SLI Plus Intel X-Series Motherboard Review

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